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Lance King

Formed: 2011
From: United States
Last Known Status: Active

Background

Lance King is an American heavy metal vocalist. Lance has sung for many metal bands in his career, including Defyance, The Kings Machine, Empire, Gemini, Decibel, Balance of Power, Pyramaze, Shining Star and Avian. He is known for singing in a traditional metal style with falsetto vocals in the mold of James Labrie, Bruce Dickinson or Geoff Tate. In 1990, King founded the St. Paul, Minnesota-based Nightmare Records which specializes in progressive metal and power metal and has a large selection of Christian metal artists. He originally founded the label in order to get the music of his band Gemini out to the world. King is still the owner and head of Nightmare Records, and since its small inception in 1990, it has grown to sell over 2 million albums.

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OpEd

Best Newcomers Of 2012 Explored: Part 5

There's a slew of new heavy metal bands popping up across the globe covering just about every imaginable sound, and plenty more appearing on the horizon. Thanks to easy access to digital tools and online methods of music distribution, the metal scene as a whole has an exploding population, and every year we try to keep up with the best new talent in our year-end “best of” awards.

To help get you acquainted with the best new metal out there, we’ll be briefly covering the bands nominated by our contributors for the “Best Newcomer” category of Metalunderground.com’s recent 2012 awards.

Senior reviewer Progressivity_In_All nominated the following acts for best newcomer of 2012: Beyond The Bridge, Storm Corrosion, The Great Gamble, Aoria, and Lance King. You can also find yesterday's coverage of nominees by clicking here.

Beyond the Bridge

As CROMCarl noted previously, Beyond the Bridge's debut album (reviewed here) masterfully announces their arrival in the metal universe as a prospective heavyweight. Imagine a hypothetical scenario where George Lucas arrives in Hollywood for the first time and immediately directs Star Wars as his very first film. That's about the equivalent of Beyond The Bridge releasing "The Old Man and the Spirit" as their debut. More...

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Lance King Streaming Entire New LP

Lance King, former vocalist of Pyramaze and Balance Of Power, is streaming his entire solo LP "A Moment In Chiros" at this location.

The new LP is scheduled for release on November 11, 2011 through Nightmare Records.

The track listing for "A Moment In Chiros" is:

111. A Sense of Urgency
222. Awakening
333. Manifest Destiny
444. A Given Choice
555. A Moment in Chiros
666. Dance of Power
777. Kibou
888. Infinity Divine
999. Joy Everlasting
10:10 Sacred Systems
11:11 Transformation

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Lance King To Release New Solo LP

Lance King, former vocalist of Pyramaze and Balance Of Power, will release his solo LP "A Moment In Chiros" on November 11, 2011 through Nightmare Records.

The track listing for "A Moment In Chiros" is:

111. A Sense of Urgency
222. Awakening
333. Manifest Destiny
444. A Given Choice
555. A Moment in Chiros
666. Dance of Power
777. Kibou
888. Infinity Divine
999. Joy Everlasting
10:10 Sacred Systems
11:11 Transformation

The official press release reads:

"Etheric Progressive Power Metal from the former voice of PYRAMAZE, BALANCE OF POWER, for fans of REDEMPTION, DREAM THEATER and SYMPHONY X with a nod at greats LED ZEPPELIN.

"LANCE KING is world renowned in the underground as a melodic metal vocalist, singing on over 25 worldwide releases over the last 21 years. This fact is impressive in itself, but what is truly special about LANCE is his ability to morph his voice to fit any mood and intensity of a song, he's proved this over the years by adding a very "special something" to every album he has been a part of.

"Said to have the golden touch, LANCE's voice just seems to connect the dots making head banging metal also into a good song.

"On the last day of June, 2011 LANCE decided to invite some of his musical friends to co-write songs with him as he ventured into his first solo album. An act of faith only knowing their work, never working with them before in creating music. In just two months, those involved had created an epic masterpiece, quite a feat indeed based on the quality of this release. More...

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